Originally Posted by JAKŪ
Reeve looked like Superman, but he also defined Superman. Superman in the comics was always more middle-aged looking. His hairline was almost receding. When Reeve was cast, the biggest complaint was how young he looked. It was his acting that overcame that detail.
Almost receding but not quite. IIRC, the receding hair Superman is from the earlier period, at the time when Christopher Reeve was cast, the Superman that I most remember and recongnised as definite (even compared with the 90s' & 00s comic) was Curt Swan:
A lot of Henry Cavill's features are there.